Acacia Karroo "Sweet thorn"
Known as the most common thorn tree of the veld this fast growing, drought resistant Acacia has rather sparse foliage, with dark green leaves. It bears quantities of sweetly scented, golden-yellow mimosa-like balls of flowers several times during summer. It is fast growing, tolerates damp growing conditions, attracts insects and birds to the garden and makes for a great shade tree. A. karroo has long, straight white thorns which are formed in pairs and produces sickle-shaped pods after flowering.
Deciduous / Frost Sensitive / Indigenous / Low Maintenance / Full Sun / Low Watering